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An Upper Sharia Court, Rijiyar Lemo, in Kano, has sentenced 9 persons: Abdul-Inyas, Hajiya Mairo and seven others to death for blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam. The trial was done in secret, and details of its proceedings are yet to be made public.Even the name of the judge who […]

By Eric Ikihlae Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja has fixed July 1 for ruling on whether or not he could proceed with the extradition proceedings against a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Buruji Kashamu. The judge chose the date yesterday after listening to arguments […]

Makurdi – The Chief Judge of Benue, Justice Iorhemen Hwande, on Wednesday convicted and sentenced a 32-year old man, Emmanuel Terlumun, to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding one Simon Mbanyion of N300,000. The convict had been standing trial in a Makurdi High Court since 2013 on a charge of Advance […]

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a man, David Praise-Diri, to five years imprisonment for impersonating a pastor at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM). The Chief Magistrate, Bola Folarin-Williams, sentenced Praise-Diri to five years imprisonment after he admitted committing the offence. “Since it […]

By Kitan Badmus The National Industrial Court of Nigeria presided over by Hon. Justice J.T. Agbadu-Fishim in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state has granted an order of interim injunction against the Governor of Rivers gtate, the Rivers State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General of Rivers State and their agents from dissolving, […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigation into alleged theft of N108.1billion of Akwa Ibom funds by former Governor Godswill Akpabio. The action followed a petition forwarded to the commission by an Abuja- based lawyer and activist, Leo Ekpenyong. Mr. Ekpenyong had on June 8 petitioned President Muhammadu […]